Cafe Escapes Dark Hot Chocolate Muffins and a Birchbox Giveaway

Choc Muffins Horiz

Enjoy 15% off Cafe Escapes and free standard shipping within the US at www.GreenMountainCoffee.com by using this discount code:  AM0010-3571. There are days where by 8am I am ready for an escape. Do you ever have days like that? I could sit here and run down what most of my mornings are like trying to…

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Now I Get It! {Recipe: Biscoff Biscotti & “Keep Warm” with Frigidaire}

Biscotti Vert

Pin It I finally get the love people have for Biscotti. I honestly didn’t understand it before. Why was there such adoration for a crunchy type treat that seemed to be having an identity crisis? Is it a cookie or is it a biscuit? Besides that, all the Biscotti I had in the past seemed…

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Multi-Generational Parenting {Recipe: Mike’s Favorite Waffles}

The Very Best Fluffy Waffle Recipe

Pin It My oldest brother, Mike, is 22 years older than me. I’ve never thought a whole lot about that, until recently. He was married by the time I was born and began his own family just a few years after my birth. Sure, it was kind of odd growing up with a nephew just…

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Merry Christmas {Recipe: Our Favorite Homemade Cinnamon Rolls}

Cinnamon Rolls one

There are just a couple more days until Christmas! This morning, as I sit by the light of the Christmas tree, with presents wrapped (ahead of time, which NEVER happens) I can’t help but feel so grateful for all of the blessings in my life. I love Christmas, for a multitude of reasons, but mostly…

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Morning Thanks {Recipe: Eggnog French Toast}

French Toast Vertical

Pin It In my fantasy world, mornings would be calm…a time for soft music and happy chatter.  Ideally, I would get up before the kids, sit down to a nice cup of coffee, catch up on the days news (aka Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and make a delicious breakfast for all to share. Instead, most mornings…

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Is Good? {Recipe: Eggnog Syrup for Pancakes or Waffles}

Eggnog Syrup

Pin It I made something today that kind of blew my mind. In fact, after it was done cooking, I stuck a spoon into the pot, took a lick and “mmmmmmmmm’d” so loud my 2 year old came running into the kitchen saying, “Is good, mama? Is good?” I continued to spoon the golden goodness…

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Birthday Muffins {Recipe: Simple Pumpkin Muffins}

Pumpkin Muffins

Today is my 38th birthday. For my birthday I woke up and made muffins. Not fancy muffins. Not whole grain, unprocessed, good for you muffins. Plain and simple pumpkin muffins that use a boxed cake mix. I’ve felt like life has been so out of control lately… that I have been out of control…so I…

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Compromises {Recipe: Banana Blueberry Muffins}

Banana Blueberry Muffins

I’ve discovered that with four kids, there is a lot of comprising that goes on during the day. It’d be too easy if all four of them would agree on something. Instead, it is always three wanting one thing while one wants something else. Even if it is just to annoy the others, there is…

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Post-Summer Mama Guilt {Recipe: Ham and Egg Breakfast Cups}

Ham Egg Cup 2

I start each summer off with high hopes and big plans. We make summer “bucket lists” – essentially outlining the fun things we want to do before summer ends. In reality, I spend the last one to two weeks of summer cramming in as much activity as I can so I don’t suffer the post-summer…

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Morning Comfort {Recipe: Sour Cream Banana Pancakes}

Banana Pancakes

You know those mornings where you wake up and by 8am, life just seems a bit too overwhelming? Yeah… I’m having one of those days today. I’ll explain more when I know more, but for now if you could please just send good thoughts out to the universe for my brother, we would greatly appreciate…

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